Adam Marx

Adam Marx (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A.

Supervisor: Shari Davison, MA, LMFT

Bright, warm, caring therapist here to support with life's challenges. With extensive and varied training, I flexibly respond to your needs.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-822-7591

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $70-$130

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2022

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

My Ideal Client

I specialize in grief: working with clients who have lost a loved one, or have lost a relationship, a job, a dream--anything that they held dear that is now gone. Closely connected to this loss work, I accompany and support people through life transitions like divorce, retirement, or becoming a parent. I also work with individuals and groups of men on issues of healthy masculinity.

My Background and Approach

My counseling degree is from a depth-oriented counseling psychology program, and I have been coaching clients for over 25 years. This broad experience gives me a wide ranges of tools and approaches to use with clients, completely dependent on what each client needs. I can empathically listen and support client insight into difficult issues, I can collaboratively explore dreams and memories, and I can help clients achieve specific behavioral goals. Most often, I use multiple approaches with each client, as they move from one aspect of an issue to another, or one stage to the next. I draw from expertise and experience with somatic therapies, NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP), Gestalt techniques, and parts work.

Why I Became a Therapist

Two events set me on the path to become a psychotherapist and coach, and they both involve loss. The first was the death of my younger brother, and the second was the death of my son. The combination of these two experiences (25 years apart) and the support I received to deal with those losses set me on the path to counseling. I experienced first-hand how devastating it is to lose a loved one, and how much of a difference a caring and compassionate professional could make as I traveled through my grieving process. I realized that I wanted to help others navigate that grieving process. In addition to grief work, I have benefited from working on healthy masculinity. Involved with men's groups for over ten years (as both a facilitator and a member), I have found them invaluable in working through many of the negative, toxic, and counterproductive beliefs and unconscious training men integrate in our culture.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Loss or Grief External link

    My primary specialty is supporting clients through grief and loss. I combine my academic training and counseling experience with my lived experience of grieving the deaths of a brother and of a son.

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